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UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT WOMENS SAILING CONFERENCE, JUNE 3
Whether one is new to sailing, looking to sharpen spinnaker sets or just be part of an invigorating event, the fifth annual Women’s Sailing Conference has something for everyone as the event returns to Corinthian Yacht Club in scenic Marblehead, MA, on Saturday, June 3.
The all-day event of land and on-the-water workshops is sponsored by BoatU.S. and organized by the National Women’s Sailing Association. New topics covered in workshops this year are splicing, anchoring, fitness afloat and suddenly single-handed. Returning favorites include diesel engine maintenance, winch wizard, sail trim, crew overboard, charting basics and more. The day at the Corinthian Yacht Club includes continental breakfast, box lunch, numerous handouts, and a gala dinner with a guest speaker. This year’s speaker is ocean racer and cardiac surgical nurse Moe Roddy, founder of Red Dress Racing Campaign, a group she formed to educate women about heart disease and inspire and educate them to take control of their lives and their health.
"No matter what their level of boating skill, women leave this conference with more knowledge, improved skills and invaluable confidence," said Elaine Dickinson, who heads up the BoatU.S. Women in Boating outreach effort. "In a relaxed, no-pressure setting it's easier for women to learn and have fun at the same time. The camaraderie is great.”
BoatU.S. also supports a West Coast women’s sailing seminar, the BoatU.S. Santa Maria Cup, and other services including a women’s boating Web site at BoatUS.com/women.
The cost is $115 for NWSA members and $150 for non-members and there is a $15 late fee after May 15. The event is limited to 150, and usually sells out. To find out more or to register go to womensailing.org or call 866-631-6972.
BoatU.S. – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 640,000 members with a wide array of consumer services including a group-rate marine insurance program that insures nearly a quarter million boats; the largest fleet of more than 500 towing assistance vessels; discounts on fuel, slips, and repairs at over 825 Cooperating Marinas; boat financing; and a subscription to BoatU.S. Magazine, the most widely read boating publication in the U.S. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.